TORONTO, May 10, 2016 /CNW/ - "Today, we are excited to announce that Megaport, a leader in elastic interconnect services has joined our Cloud Connect program, providing Q9 clients with virtual connections to a full ecosystem of private and public cloud providers through their mobile app and web portal user interface. This partnership further enhances Q9's position as the leading Data Centre service provider in Canada" said Karen Sheriff, Q9 Chief Executive Officer.
"Direct connectivity to cloud service providers is fundamental to a scalable cloud strategy," said Megaport Chief Executive Officer, Denver Maddux. "Megaport takes it a step further by enabling elastic interconnection. We have aligned network economics and features with cloud services and offer our customers ultimate flexibility on the interconnections they need right now, and in the future. Plus, via our portal, mobile app, and API, we activate services in real-time. We're excited to enable Q9 data centres with these capabilities and bring the Megaport ecosystem of service providers to Q9 customers."
Megaport, headquartered in Brisbane Australia and San Francisco, will initially provide connectivity to Toronto-based Q9 data centre clients. Megaport aligns networking economics to cloud computing models through the company's SDN-enabled Elastic Fabric which allows customers to increase and decrease capacity to service providers in real-time.
"Through our growing list of Cloud Connect program partners, we are able to offer our clients best in class options to connect to the cloud" said Strahan McCarten, SVP Product Management and Strategy.
About Q9 Networks Inc.
Q9 Networks Inc. is Canada's largest provider of outsourced data centre infrastructure for organizations with mission-critical IT operations. Q9's data centres and network are backed by an industry leading SLA that guarantees 100 per cent network and power availability. Q9 services, including: co-location, private cloud, managed hosting and interconnect service offerings to a global ecosystem allow clients to optimize their IT infrastructure. Q9 is owned by an investor group comprising Canada's largest communication company, BCE Inc., and some of the largest and most experienced North American pension and private equity funds, including: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners LLC. www.q9.com
Megaport is a leading, global, independent and neutral provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking, the Company's global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Fabric. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer or our open API. The Company's extensive footprint in Australia, Asia Pacific, and North America provides a neutral platform that spans many key data centre providers across various markets.
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For further information: Media Contacts: Q9 Networks: Peter Kerr, Director, Marketing and Communications, Q9 Networks Inc., 416-362-7000 | [email protected]; Megaport: [email protected]; Wendy Hill, SAPPHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, +614-2717-3203, [email protected], http://www.megaport.com